Thursday, April 10, 2008

Slipknot History

Slipknot is an American nu metal band from Des Moines, Iowa. The current membership includes: Sid Wilson, Joey Jordison, Paul Gray, Chris Fehn, Jim Root, Craig Jones, Shawn Crahan, Mick Thomson, and Corey Taylor.

Slipknot uses a down-tuned guitar set-up (lead, rhythm, and bass guitars), two percussionists in addition to the primary drummer, and electronics (samplers and turntables). The band's sound has been described as "a threshing machine devouring a military drum corps."[1] The band incorporates diverse vocal styles, typically involving growled vocals, melodic singing and even rapping while the lyrics generally follow an aggressive tone. The band's musical influences include extreme metal, industrial, and hip hop.

Slipknot's origins date back to 1992, and the band officially formed in November 1995. Slipknot underwent several line-up changes before releasing their debut album Slipknot in 1999. The band has released two other albums, Iowa and Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses), and are expected to release a fourth album in September 2008.

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